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From the introduction:

Our Army had grown until it numbered millions. Parents, wives and relatives had watched America's young men march off to distant training camps without being able to visit them and learn from personal observation how those men were being prepared for modern warfare. America was financing a war effort. It wanted to know how its money was being expended. The Bureau of Public Relations of the War Department wanted an answer. It was discovered in the Army War Show.

With the full cooperation of all branches, a force of approximately 700 men was assembled at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, on May 20, 1942. There were units from the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, Engineers from Fort Belvoir, Mechanized Cavalry from Fort Knox, Mechanized Infantry from Fort A. P. Hill, Chemical Warfare Service from Edgewood Arsenal, and a small but effective operating squadron from the Air Corps. A tank, anti-tank and several service units were added, and at Pittsburgh the task force was joined by a cavalry unit from the Ninth Cavalry of Fort Riley, Kansas.

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United States Army, Regimental histories, history, World War 1939-1945, Army Emergency Relief, Operations other than War


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Many photographs of the shows as well as photographs of the officers and enlisted men.

United States Army War Show: Provisional Task Force, 1942



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